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city? the city council says could be better. >> may not juror laying out her detailed plan for the future of the city. >> reporter: she says the way to do this is to keep the city viable. speaking to a packed city count swibl she outlined her agenda for 2013. she says a study shows that unless the city gets its fitnesses in order, they will find a way to get it back in order by 2015. she's looking for an end of pension and looking for new hires in favor of a 401k type system. the mayor says the city needs to be competitive and some tough choices will have to be made. >> altogether, we can reduce the size of our work force by at least 10% a thru a combination of attrition and eliminating vacant positions. we can achieve this all without major lives and without reducing the quality of city services. >> reporter: also on the mayor's list, building new schools and helping to guide the city's finances over the long term within something she says could help lower property taxes by as much as 50 cents over the length of this plan. and we'll have reaction to the mayor's state of th
>>> we've heard baltimore is going broke. today we'll learn more about the city's other failures and successes. >>> she used to be maryland's first lady. now she wants to get into politics herself. we'll tell you what positions she's looking into. >>> an investigator remains suspicion about a deadly fire this morning. they're pretty certain someone set this on purpose. we'll have the late nest their investigation on this monday, february 11. good morning, maryland. >>> we hope you had a great weekend but those in the northeast had a major snowstorm. >> the blizzard has since drifted out to sea. this morning the cleanup efforts are under way. hundreds of thousands of people remain without power. >>> nearly three feet of snow blanketed parts of new england. no doubt about it if you have family up in that area, you heard from them. they're lucky if they had power this morning. >> the number is 220,000 people remain in the dark. >> also, they're going to get hit again today for today. we'll be dealing with sleet and freezing rain across the area and snow. the wintry mix is going to c
>>> if you live in the city, you care. how baltimore is doing this morning. we are going to find out from the mayor today. >>> from the state's first lady to county executive. kendel ehrlich is thinking about t. we'll tell you what she has to say about the possible post this morning. >>> it took just seconds and everything was gone. that's what people are saying this morning after a tornado touches down in mississippi. we'll show you some of the damage and hear from people who live there. those stories straight ahead on this monday morning. happy you had a great weekend. thanks for joining us. i'm megan pringle alongside charlie crowson. >>> a check of the forecast. bad to the north. bad to the south. we're stuck in the middle. but what we're seeing could affect the commute today. >>> we're dealing with a lot of rain, a lot of fog and unfortunate accidents of the i'll have more coming up in a bit but lynette, i'm tired of this weather. one day it's cold, one day it's warm, one day it's snowing, one day it's raining. >> we get some people with the snow, some people with the sunshi
and governor o'malley are hosting baltimore day in annapolis. >> mayor is also delivering her state of the city address this afternoon. with the bad financial forecast on the horizon, now many people are anxious to hear about any possible solutions. >> shari johnson has a preview -- sherrie johnson joins us. >> reporter: the mayor is expected to talk a little bit about averting a $745 million budget shortfall over the next ten years. she mentioned this last week. she basically announced baltimore city is headed for bankruptcy if it doesn't make the necessary reforms to avoid it. this comes from a ten-year financial forecast from mayor blake which was gathered from an outside consulting firm. the report projects a $745 million deficit over the next decade because expenditures are growing faster than revenue, especially in areas of employee health care and pension costs. add on another billion dollar infrastructure deficit over the next decade and that's to maintain roads, bridges and city buildings at levels far short of the current state of repair. it does not include schools and the mayor plan
baltimore's hay mayor announced a change to the budget. >>> first, a baltimore city social worker was beaten in her home, tied up, and her house was set on fire. >> police believe this was all at the hands of a man she dated online. >> reporter: it was a suspicious fire from the beginning. but neighbors couldn't have guessed it was this involved. >> they say it was a house fire. now police say it was a murder. your reaction to that? >> it's crazy. there's a lot of stuff going on in this neighborhood. >> reporter: turns out the suspect, 38-year-old monty carter, is charged with robbery. while it may serve as motive, it's almost an aside. detectives believe carter, who according to charging documents met his victim on an online dating site, had a brief but casual relationship. charter was able to get in the house, beat the 32-year-old city social worker jennifer conyers in the head, before bounding her with electrical cords and speaker wire. police say charter dragged her to the basement and lit her house on fire. >> i don't know what else to call him but an animal behind bars for a
rawlings- blake preparing to give her state of the city address. this comes amid a bloomy financial outlook for the city, of course after an report from an independent investigator last year said the city could be bankrupt in the next decade. what are we expecting from the mayor today? we have a live preview. >> reporter: baltimore city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake -- [ no audio ] she's expected to talk agent bit about the $745 million-- >> we are losing sherrie johnson as a result of that. some highlights of what is coming out of the speech. we want to touch first on the report that came out last week reporting the decade toward bankruptcy. the possibility of a $745 million shortfall -- [ no audio ] also last week the mayor announced baltimore city is heading for bankruptcy. the report goes on to say another billion dollars in infrastructure deficits over the next decade. roads, bridges, schools, everything going to be a real problem now so once again the mayor will address all of this coming up today from city hall with the state of the city address. >>> maryland's former first lady wan
the roads were icy at the time of the crash. >>> baltimore police say a city social worker was beaten, tied up, and dragged into her basement before her house was set on fire. >> it's a shocking new development from what was already a suspicious house fire. brian cuber joins us with the latest. brian? >> reporter: police say a city social worker was killed at the hands of a hand she met on an online dating site. monky carter is charged with first degree murder for this unbelievable story. he is accuse of beating the victim up and striking her over the head and tieing her one cables before drag her to the basement and setting the house on fire he then stole her car and used her credit cards to fuel a drug binge. >> he was covered in blood during the questioning. when asked about the murder of miss connors, he declined to comment and requested counsel. >> reporter: he will need. scatter charged with the murder of connors. we'll have more details in this story and how police say they might be looking for an accomplice. >>> we have an update to the breaking news we brought to you first on abc2
mayor stephanie blake wants to take the city in 2013. one topic she's likely to talk about is the city's bleak financial outlook. last week a report came out saying that baltimore could accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade. if steps aren't taken now, the city could go bankrupt. we'll have complete coverage of the mayor's state of the city at 5:00 and 6:00 this evening. >>> harford county residents are invited to give their thoughts about the county's budget proposal. you can sound off tonight at aberdeen high school beginning at 6:00. anyone who wishes to speak should arrive 30 minutes early. that is to sign in ahead of time. >>> the first lady of maryland wants to be the leading lady in anne arundel county. linda so is here to tell us about linda ehrlich's plans. does she really want to replace john leopold? >> reporter: she sure does. she wasn't expected leopold to resign so her decision to run came last week. she plans to use this week to figure out if she has the support of at least four council members. ehrlich says the mere fact she's a woman sets her apa
to the texas panhandle. >> 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. >>> an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. >>> alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. >>> a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. >>> coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. >>> familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past m
moments on the highways due to that. new storm system moves in. just outside oklahoma city. amarillo, snow. santa fe. in some cases, 6 to 12 inches of snow. this movers to the new york city and washington, d.c. area by wednesday, wednesday night. a quick look at the big board. >> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and the latest on the m manhunt for the rogue excop on the run. >>> what a night at the grammys. rihanna, sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those wh
in the city of hampton. crews are work to go relieve the headaches the blizzard caused. travel is slowly coming back to life and power is gradually being restored. rhode island's governor credits the early preparation and the cooperation of residents for keeping the storms storms consequences at bay. some people are spending the day cleaning up and digging out, others are enjoying the more than 2 feet of snow that fell in boston with good old fashioned winter time activities like sledding. people are taking advantage of the weather to get outside. a large group gathered with their sleds in a snowball fight broke out in boston common. others are preparing for the week ahead. i'm tori ms. dunnon reporting! we had audio problems on that. let's move on. delays if you were flying anywhere in the northeast and we had a shuttle l bus crash that caused problems here at airport. we had a bus overturn, hit a pole turning overhead wires and that took the power down on the light rail. it was out for most of the day. and that happened at aviation boulevard at terminal road. it is resumed, one way ser
lives were johnny and johnice dupree. he's the city's mayor and is alive today because he hid in a closet. >> you know, i think god is testing us. >> reporter: across the street, the pittman brothers have no insurance and will lose the home that's been in their family for generations. so, your dad's ashes were -- >> they were in the front living room. >> reporter: did he die recently? >> yes sir, about two months ago. >> reporter: maybe he was watching over you guys. >> maybe so. he had to be, i know somebody was. >> reporter: and there's still more severe weather on the way. potentially heavy snow and bitter cold for much of the east by the week's end. steve osunsami, abc news, hattiesburg, mississippi. >> thank you, steve. >>> and now an update for you on the manhunt in california for chris dorner, the former cop accused of targeting fellow police officers and their families. tonight, more than 700 tips have streamed in. there is still a $1 million reward and that is the biggest in lapd history. >>> and we turn next to news that effects a lot of americans and the being finan
's in the city of north ridge on sunday. still, no sign of the suspected killer and police are banning together to offer an incentive. >> collectively, this group, led my my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> reporter: police say the reward is high because the stakes are so high. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> reporter: police suspect the 33-year-old fugitive and a week-long reign of terror that left three people dead. he said the lapd was corrupt and racist and vowed war against former colleagues and their families. the police chief is reopening the 2007 case that resulted in dorner being fired. >> if there is anything to what he says in his manifesto, we'll deal with it and deal with it publicly. >> reporter: police found camping gear in his burned out pickup truck. dorner is former military. a skilled marksman and familiar with law enforcement tactics and techniques. the 34-year-old police officer killed in thursd
as team and could take over the city. >> this could be the ticket to becoming a real spiderman. >> or you could die. >> get this. the people there don't know why these spiders do this. >> that's it for rtm. we'll see you next time.
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